Listen and learn

July 21, 2011

While I support the general drift of your editorial "Give them incentives to improve" (14 July), I observe that the word "teach" and derivatives of it appear 13 times and "learning" three.

The two are not one and the same: until it becomes commonplace to focus on the latter rather than the former, I fear no progress is possible.

Jon Talbot University of Chester

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